The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership includes Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Canada, Australia, Chile, Brunei, Japan, Mexico, Peru and Vietnam – but China and the US are absent. Photo: AP Photo
The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership includes Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Canada, Australia, Chile, Brunei, Japan, Mexico, Peru and Vietnam – but China and the US are absent. Photo: AP Photo

While China is knocking at the door of key trade agreement, will the US find its way in under Biden?

  • Neither China nor the US are included in CPTPP, a high-standards pact that includes e-commerce, intellectual property, labour and environmental rules
  • The Communist Party says China must speed up forming trade networks – with Asia-Pacific and Europe as priorities

Topic |   US-China relations
The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership includes Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Canada, Australia, Chile, Brunei, Japan, Mexico, Peru and Vietnam – but China and the US are absent. Photo: AP Photo
The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership includes Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Canada, Australia, Chile, Brunei, Japan, Mexico, Peru and Vietnam – but China and the US are absent. Photo: AP Photo
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